With growing cyber threats and data breaches, ensuring cybersecurity within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) has become paramount. The Department of Defense (DoD) has worked diligently to upgrade cybersecurity protocols by introducing the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

CMMC serves as a standardized set of security practices designed to safeguard Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Initially introduced as CMMC 1.0, it was revised to CMMC 2.0, streamlining the standard by focusing on the effective implementation of the 110 security controls defined in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171 (NIST SP 800-171). 

Discussion Points: 

  • Mock Assessment - what it is, how it is done, and how it helps a company prepare for the JSVA or an actual CMMC assessment.
    • Holding customers accountable for a true assessment
    • Actionable findings to let you know gaps
    • Get comfortable with the process and your true findings
  • Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessment (JVSA) - how JSVA works, the duration, artifacts collection, and what an OSC can expect throughout the JSVA process.
    • How long does an assessment take
    • What you will need to gather and prepare
    • What you should expect throughout this process

Our Speakers


Kyle Lai

Kyle is the President and CISO at KLC Consulting, a certified 3rd Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO), which provides advisory, conducts assessments, and enhances the cybersecurity of the Defense industry supply chain. Kyle also serves on the board of the C3PAO Forum. 

With over 25 years of cybersecurity expertise, Kyle has served as an advisor to renowned organizations such as ExxonMobil, Zoom, DISA (U.S. DoD), Boeing, HP, and Microsoft. His qualifications include CMMC Certified Professional (CCP) and Certified Assessor (CCA) certifications and CISSP, CSSLP, CISA, CIPP/US/G, and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor credentials. Before starting KLC Consulting, Kyle was a CISO at a global I.T. company and Brandeis University – Heller School. Additionally, He was a U.S. DoD operations manager responsible for the cybersecurity training portal supporting the entire Department personnel. 

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Layla Remmert  

Layla leads the delivery of KLC Consulting's cybersecurity & compliance services for our U.S. Defense Industrial Base clients. She developed top-shelf expertise over 16 years of progressive experience, including five years with Booz Allen Hamilton as the team lead of 17 assessors. Her subject matter expertise, collaborative spirit, and superior communication skills make her a highly sought-after cyber DFARS compliance expert. Layla's qualifications include Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA), Certified CMMC Professional (CCP), PMP, and CASP



Kevin Hancock

Kevin Hancock has over 20 years experience in secure collaboration with distributed teams and partners in highly regulated markets. He has led Sales Engineering, Customer Success, and Professional Services Teams across a broad technology spectrum including Agile Development and DevOps tools and practices; Zero Trust Networking; and Identity and Access Management just to name a few. Focusing on driving adoption, managing change, and helping customers learn, Kevin joined Exostar in May 2021 as Director, Sales Engineering.